Florida offers former Texas commit

The Gators are looking to add more offensive linemen to the Class of 2014 and on Tuesday they stopped by one of the top position prospects in the country.

Florida visited Fort Worth (Tx.) All Saints Episcopal offensive lineman Demetrius Knox on Tuesday.

“Coach (Tim) Davis stopped by to see me,” Knox said. “He told my coach that I’m the young man that he wants in the program on the field and off the field. He said that he really liked me at tackle or guard. He said that it was really up to me to what position I play.”

After offensive line coach Tim Davis talked to Knox, he received a call from the head coach at Florida who had good news for him.

“Coach (Will) Muschamp called me and offered me after coach Davis left my school,” Knox said. “He told me that he liked my style of play and how athletic I was. When he got done talking to me he talked to my mom. She really liked him a lot and said he was a nice person. She’s really looking forward to meeting him in person when we visit Florida.”

The 6-foot-4, 287-pound Knox recently decommitted from Texas and is now looking to take visits, including one to Gainesville.

“I just decided to decommit and open up my recruitment to look at everyone,” Knox said. “I plan to visit Florida this summer with my mom. I also plan to take an official visit there with a few of my good friends that like Florida a lot. One of those is Jamal Adams, the safety from Lewisville. I’m really looking forward to visiting Florida and seeing the program.”

Knox is a guy who does a lot of research and he has definitely done his research on Florida and the university.

“I know a pretty good bit about Florida and I have been researching their academics a lot,” Knox said. “They are the 10th best public university academically. That speaks very highly of them and that’s something I like about them. I like how Florida has a desire to win and how they put people in the league because that’s my goal; is to play in the league one day after school.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.